Bethel Springs Elementary School

November 18, 2019

Important Updates From Our Home and School Association


Book Fair Set Up,: Several volunteers went above and beyond on Friday, November 15th to get the book fair ready to go this week. A special Book Fair shout out goes out to Bridget Dively for being the creative genius and executor of all things arctic decor and to the ladies with the muscle to hustle all Friday afternoon including Sofia Bentioulis, Melinda Chiu, Cindy Burgy, Linda Quinney, Karen Centrella, and Tara Czerwinski.

Nature Trail: Thank you to the King Family for taking such great care of the Nature Trail this past week!


Nov 18-22 American Education Week

Nov 18-22 Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair

Nov 19 Parents’ Night Out at Board and Brush (6:30pm-9:30pm)

Nov 20 Extended Book Fair Hours (7-9am, 3-8pm)

Nov 22 Spiritwear Friday

Nov 25-27 No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Nov 28-29 No School - Thanksgiving Break

For the most up to date information, check out the BSES HSA Website!

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Twitter - @bseshsa1

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Scholastic Book Fair Corner

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR CORNER: As the Book Fair officially kicks off this week, check out this special section of the HSA eAlert to stay up to date on all things Arctic Adventure!


  • The BSES Arctic Adventure Book Fair will have shopping hours in the LGI during the school day from Tuesday, 11/19 - Thursday, 11/21.

    • Check out the detailed class schedule in the Sign-Up Genius HERE; you can sign up to volunteer if you’d like to come help when your child’s class visits! (Volunteers need to have clearances on file with the district.)

  • Extended Book Fair Hours

    • Sip & Shop - Wednesday, 11/20, from 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Parents and relatives can come enjoy some coffee and light breakfast fare while shopping solo for some holiday gifts after morning drop off (little ones welcomed!).

    • Extended Book Fair Sale - Wednesday, 11/20, from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Families are welcome to visit the Book Fair for shopping hours extended after school.

    • Spiritwear Sale -Wednesday, 11/20, from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM: While folks are shopping for books, check out the latest in Spiritwear and make some holiday purchases!

    • Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Pickup -Wednesday, 11/20, from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM: If you placed a Charleston Wrap Fundraiser order and chose the school as your delivery option, please come pick up your order during this time.

SCHOLASTIC EWALLET REGISTRATION CONTEST - Game still on but ending Wednesday, 11/20:

  • As of 8:15 PM on Sunday, November 17, we have 120 students registered for eWallet!!! Wowza!

  • Click HERE to see who’s crushing it and on their way to a “Cookies & Cocoa Pajama Storytime” with Mr. Piasecki & Mrs. Allen!!!

  • Register by Wednesday, November 20 for a FREE eWallet account HERE so your child can shop easily within the monetary limit you set up in advance.

  • Click HERE for info about the “Cookies & Cocoa Pajama Storytime” incentive and everything you need to know about eWallet.

RESULTS ARE IN: We Have a Teacher Winner for our All for Books Coin Collection!

It’s no longer a mystery -- The Scooby Doo Mysteries Series gang of third grade teachers including Mrs. Baggio, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Shaffer, and Mrs. Smith collected the highest amount in All for Books loose change! These teachers will be sharing the $200 in Scholastic Dollars to purchase items for their classrooms. Congratulations, teachers!

But everybody wins as in total we collected $963.46 that will be used to purchase additional reading materials for our students so they can continue to have access to high quality and engaging literature!


  • Dog Man: Fetch-22 will need to be pre-ordered as it goes on sale December 10.

  • Pre-order forms were sent home, but can be accessed HERE. (Books will be delivered to the school at no charge to you and then sent home with your child.)

  • All pre-orders must be received by December 5.

  • Send in your pre-order form with a check made out to BSES HSA and place it in an envelope labeled “Book Fair: Dog Man Pre-Order.”

  • Questions? Contact Tara Czerwinski.

All for Books Contest Winners (The Scooby Gang--Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Shaffer, Mrs. Baggio, Mrs. Hart, and Mrs. Clark)!

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Attention BSES 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders! Sign Up for the Scripps Spelling Bee!

We are excited to offer the BSES Spelling Bee to our third, fourth and fifth graders again this year. There will be an informational meeting for interested students on Friday, November 15th at 8:30 AM in the library. Permission slips, important dates and a study list will be provided at the meeting.

Thank you

Mrs. Allen & Mrs. Cashell

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American Education Week

During the week of November 18-22 public schools across the country will celebrate American Education Week, a time set aside for parents and visitors to find out more about all of the great learning that takes place in our schools. We invite parents to visit to according to the following schedule:

Tuesday, 11/19

  • Grade 5 9:15-10:15AM
  • Grade 4 12:30-1:30 PM

Wednesday 11/20

  • Grade 1 10:00-11:00AM
  • Grade 2 12:00-1:00PM
  • Grade 3 1:30-2:30PM

We hope you can join us!

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Parent-Teacher Conferences November 25-27

Parent/Teacher Conferences are a vital part of communication regarding your child's progress in school. At BSES we always have experienced excellent participation from parents at conference time, something that we greatly appreciate.

Fall conferences will be held on the following dates:

Monday, November 25th 8:00AM to 3:00 PM

Tuesday, November 26th 12:30PM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, November 27th 8:00AM to 12:00 PM

Please note that progress reports will be issued on Friday, December 13th. Teachers will not have progress reports prepared for conferences, but will have good information and observations regarding your child's progress in school thus far.

Thank you for your support!

Art and Literature Fling 2019-2020

Each year BSES engages in the school-wide study of a country to promote cultural awareness and a more global perspective among our students. Each student engages in an art project and a brief research project that culminates in the Art and Literature Fling Exhibit held at the end of May. Every student has his/her work displayed at the Art and Literature Fling. Throughout the year we integrate opportunities for learning about the given country in the homeroom, in others of our special area classes, and through school-wide announcements and activities.

This year we are trying something a little different. Each grade level was assigned an area of the world and teachers chose a country in that area to study. Students will engage in learning about the country chosen for their grade level and will share their learning with the rest of the school. In this way, students will learn about 5 different countries and cultures! Our 4th grade has chosen to focus on the United States with the thought that exploring your own country more deeply is, of course, very important and it gives a foundation for exploring and understanding other countries and cultures.

Below are the countries chosen by each grade level:

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5 Countries/100 facts

We have asked each grade level to research and communicate 20 facts about their chosen country. 5 Countries x 20 Facts =100 Facts. These will be shared in the form of brief video clips created by students.


Enjoy the videos below in which our 1st graders share facts about Italy!

Welcome to Italy! (Mr. Guidetti's Class)

Welcome to Italy!

Italy Food Facts (Mrs. Moschella's Class)

Italy Food Facts

Famous Italians (Mrs. Silicato's Class)

Famous Italians

Italian Winter Celebrations (Mrs. Uniacke's Class)

Italy Winter Celebrations

November Fitness Challenge

Click below to view and print November Fitness Challenge:

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School Picture Re-take Day--Tuesday, December 3rd

GVHS Interact Club Is Hosting a Parents’ Night Out For GVSD Elementary School Students at GVES to Support Minithon!

Please click link below for more information:

Proceeds from this activity benefit GVHS Minithon, an event supporting care and research for childhood cancers.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal on our district website provides important information to help parents.navigate the GV school experience. Below is the link to the parent portal:

School Calendar

The Bethel Springs calendar of events can be accessed on our school website. Click the link below to view:

Garnet Valley School District Blog

Welcome to the Garnet Valley School District Blog! Here we will feature news, alerts, and events from our district and its community.

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Link to Bethel Springs Weekly Announcements on Website!

For your convenient reference, the weekly announcements will be archived on the school website. Simply go the Bethel Springs page on the district website ( and go to "Our School" and to the "Announcements" drop-down. Click on the particular weekly announcements you wish to view. Thanks!

Parent Workshop on December 3rd at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit

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